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EVO is the only phone with a 4" or larger screen without a movie app

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by docprego, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. docprego

    docprego Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The HD2 had the Blockbuster app, the DroidX has it too. Where is our movie app? Vudu, Cinemanow, and Amazon (who already have an app!) should be all over this, what are they thinking?

    The Samsung Galaxy phones might lack a movie app too, but the EVO has been available for 2 months and represents a LOT of users.

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  2. we have flash...what more do you want
  3. BlackDave

    BlackDave Newbie

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  5. Roadblock

    Roadblock Well-Known Member

    Rockplayer Arm V7 + badass private torrent tracker = all the movie player I could EVER need.

    Beats the hell out of paying for Blockbuster or Netflix.
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  6. docprego

    docprego Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    And using that Flash where could someone rent a new release movie on The EVO?

    This will be great but still is not what I am talking about. I am talking about rental of new release titles (and older movies too). Netflix is streaming by subscription.

    Legal? Just asking.
  7. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    I would love to easily download the electronic version of my blueray disc to my phone and watch it like some non-android phones out there. :)

    I'd even pay for an app that can do this as well as the iPhone or HD2. :)
  8. aznmode

    aznmode Android Enthusiast

    have you guys tried m spot movie. They allow rental.
  9. docprego

    docprego Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Completely agree. As I mentioned I would love to see an app by one of the big players like Vudu or Cinemanow. I really think Amazon is in the best position to make this happen. Think about it, they already have an app in the market that I would guess many people use. They also currently rent and sell movies on their site. If they build the app to access this content it would be perfect. Now that I think about it, I wonder if they use flash for the rentals and the EVO with 2.2 could load that now? I'm going to try it and report back.
    Never tried it but will check it out.
  10. docprego

    docprego Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well I went to Amazon.com and it loaded the mobile site so I chose the option to load the full PC site. I navigated to the movie rentals and was able to view one of the trailers in the stock browser, this tells me purchasing a rental would probably work. It looked pretty good but there was an issue. Once the video started buffering the page became completely non responsive. Eventually I was able to navigate again but it was never what I would call smooth.

    I would be interested in hearing other people's experience with this.
  11. This is something I couldnt care less about. I have zero interest in watching a movie on a 4 inch screen with not so great mono sound. It works ok in a pinch for a game or maybe a TV show, but I would never watch a full length film on my phone. I have a laptop or an iPad to watch things away from home.
  12. docprego

    docprego Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    And I would use my phone to do this quite often, even at home.
  13. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Android Enthusiast

    I just download the movies and put them on the phone. Right now I have season 6 of entourage and all the Eastbound and Down episodes.
  14. ThatNewAndroidGuy

    ThatNewAndroidGuy Android Enthusiast

    Or you can download straight to your phone :eek:. Currently downloading Grown Ups. Came out this year, no torrent app needed :D.
  15. Complex757

    Complex757 Android Enthusiast

    I don't do it at home, but when I'm waiting for something like at the car dealership and I do it all the time doing cardio at the gym when I'm on the bike or elliptical.
  16. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

    ^This by a landslide.

    ^And that.
  17. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

    Cool story, bro.
  18. Bujin

    Bujin Lurker

    I actually do it all the time, simply because my kids are always hogging the TV. :) I'd LOVE the ability to stream Netflix, as I watch that far more than network TV.
  19. cooper1010

    cooper1010 Android Enthusiast

    how does the blockbuster app work? does it dl the whole movie at once or stream? i'm not a big fan of streaming, even though my slingbox app has been pretty good to me.
  20. cooper1010

    cooper1010 Android Enthusiast

    i tried a program that could rip my blu-rays to the proper format (moyea?) and it worked, but took a looong time to do just a small segment, and was not as ui simple as i'd like. looked great, though.
  21. stainlessray

    stainlessray Android Enthusiast

    negativity and elitism FTW!

    I watch movies and shows at work, (while on break) but I just rip my DVD's and convert them....
    kids stuff too, just hand them the phone in the car, don't need the portable DVD player except for long trips.
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  22. has anybody tried netflix yet? if not i'll get the gf's log on info tonight and try
  23. stainlessray

    stainlessray Android Enthusiast

    i will give it a try, but i doubt it. i used to get an alert similar to hulu... let ya know what i find in a sec

    still require MS Silverlight.... poster above says MS is working on that for android. gonna google it.

    not happening any time really soon as far as i can tell. still more people talking about it, and no one saying it's in the works for sure.



    ... a couple recent hits on the topic...
  24. scrface

    scrface Well-Known Member

    Was just gong to ask this...on 2.1 it doesn't even give you a flash player that doesn't load..just a page that says OS is not compatible and the only ones that work are windows and mac. I don't think froyo would change this...
  25. higgins14

    higgins14 Newbie

    Videos are great when doing cardiovascular at the gym.

    I really want hulu to get supported on the evo.

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